The White House would "probably" have to turn over any tape recordings between President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey if they exist and were subpoenaed, CNN reported.
"If there are tapes, and if they are subpoenaed, I think the White House will probably have to turn them over," CNN legal analyst Stephen Vladeck said.
Trump himself sparked rampant speculation a month ago when he tweeted that Comey had better hope there aren't tapes before he goes talking to the press, a few days after the president canned the country's top G-Man.
That tweet could hurt the president's claims of executive privilege in turning over the tapes, if they exist.
"By talking about the content of those conversations publicly by tweeting, the President has already disclosed in substance what happened," Lisa Kern Griffin, a professor at Duke University School of Law, told CNN.
"And in doing that, he may have waived important aspects of executive privilege."
Comey testified last week that "Lordy, I hope there are tapes" in his open testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
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